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a majority in the united states. whites accounted for 49.6% of all births, while minorities, including hispanics, blacks and asians, reached 50.4%. >>> hey, here's some good news for all of us. a new study finds that men who drank at least six cups of coffee a day had a 10% lower chance of death, and for women, the risk of dying was 15% lower. see? it's not so rough getting up this early. >>> and for the first time in 18 years, in the western part of the united states, you can catch a rare type of solar eclipse this sunday. a ring of fire will radiate from behind the moon as it passes in front of the sun. the ring will be bright, so you're going to need to use solar-safe telescopes or projection methods to watch it. >>> well, arizona republican congressman trent franks is holding a hearing today on a bill he's proposed that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in washington, d.c. well, last night on "the rachel maddow show," eleanor holmes norton, the district of columbia's only elected delegate to congress, told rachel she's being denied an opportunity to testify on behalf
intelligence work. >> another good news story because it means the united states working with international partners and what that probably means is intelligence services in the regoj were able to identify this plot well in advance of execution and get control of this device before it ever became a threat to an airplane. the administration's pretty clear though that this plot was not tied to the anniversary of bin lat din's death though they have said they believe that the individual wanted to conduct the attack in this month, in the may time frame. you raise an interesting question though. what does it mean for al qaeda's strength. this is another example of why this affiliate in yemen is such a concern for the u.s., because even though al qaeda central has suffered tremendous losses, aqap as it's known continues to try to do these type of attacks. you mentioned the 2009 attack, the underwear bomber, and then the cargo attempt in 2010, this is another example. this is three in the past four years. this remains an ongoing concern for us. >> the reverend al sharpton is on politics nation. >>
some of the president's closest advisers didn't recommend. >> the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> reporter: one year later, nbc's rock center got an inside look at the top-secret situation room the night president obama ordered navy s.e.a.l.s to take out osama bin laden. >> it wasn't so much a high five moment as a kind of looking around and just -- feeling together as almost one body that, okay, it's over. >> reporter: and it worked. a tough call, analysts say. >> he had to know and should have known that had this failed, with the loss of our people that he would have been looking probably to a one-term presidency at best. >> reporter: at the time, mitt romney called the decision ill-timed and ill-considered. now he says he wouldn't have blinked. >> you wouldn't have given the order, governor? even jimmy carter would have given that order. >> reporter: without naming him, president obama defending his own decision and challenging romney to explain. >> if there are others who have said one thing and now suggest they would do something e
criticism of mr. obama's decision to go after osama bin laden. >> had i been president of the united states i would have made the same decision the president made, which was to remove him. >> reporter: the president is out of afghanistan, heading home, expected back here in washington this afternoon. >> thanks. tonight don't miss an hour-long special edition of "rock center," inside the situation room with president obama and his national security advisers. it airs at 9:00/8:00 central on your local nbc station. >>> as tracii just mentioned, mitt romney appeared at a new york city firehouse. actor alec baldwin told lawrence o'donnell his view on how the republicans are doing in 2012. >> things for these guys aren't going that well. you know, the economy may stumble, it probably won't stumble that badly between now and the election, for those people who look at these very handy benchmarks like the dow, the dow is still staying pretty well above 13,000, which that kind of crowd of romney's really, really goes for. it's the anniversary of this president getting osama bin laden, and i think tha
to kill the president of the united states. >> reporter: the documents also exposed cracks within the terrorist organization, worldwide. >> this shows an organization in decline, under siege and really feeling the pressure. >> reporter: the threat of al qaeda diminished with bin laden's death, experts say, but not gone. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> well, the incredible drama of a blind chinese dissident continues to comply eight secretary of state hillary clinton's visit to beijing. now china says chen guangcheng can apply to study abroad and a possible step toward resolving the diplomatic stand-off. chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell reports. >> reporter: at 4:00 a.m. in this beijing hospital, surrounded by security, chen gung chen answered a phone call from human rights activists as they were meeting with republican members of congress. chen told them he wants to come to the u.s. to rest. he worries about his family and wants more help from hillary clinton. >> translator: i want to meet with secretary clinton. >> reporter: clinton, walking a diploma
the weekend millions in the western united states and across asia watch the sky as the moon passed in front of the sun, leaving only a golden ring around the edges. it was the first so-called ring of fire eclipse in 18 years. >>> and finally, here's a head scratcher. what is he thinking? a beekeeper in poland created quite a buzz by covering himself with 30,000 bees. after shaking off the bees, he walked away with only two stings. not sure how that happened. >>> the jury in the trial of john edwards resumes deliberations in north carolina. edwards could face years in prison if convicted of campaign finance violations to cover up an extramarital affair. nbc's frances kuo has more. >> reporter: on friday the jury for the edwards campaign corruption trail started weighing all the evidence presented during 17 days of testimony. shortly after beginning deliberations, the eight men and four women asked to review several exhibits. they concerned the more than $700,000 provided by heiress rachel bunny. they asked for a blackboard and master list of all the exhibits in the case. >> that means they'r
of yielding to international pressure, despite its opposition to assad's rule, the united states said yesterday it does not believe it's appropriate to help arm rebels in sirria. >>> the death toll in the earthquake in italy has riz ton 16. more than 200 people were injured in the 5.8-magnitude quake yesterday. thousands are homeless due to damage and inhabitable buildings. aftershocks have many terrified residents sleeping in cars or tents. this is the second recent fatal quake in the region with seven people killed just ten days ago. the italian government says 50 million euros will be provided for disaster relief and reconstruction. >>> well, officials in iran have confirmed its computers have been hit by a massive cyberattack. a russian security software company claims that it discovered the data-collecting virus, called flame. the firm claims flame has been gathering data, recording conversations, and monitoring online chat sessions in iran and other middle eastern countries for at least five years. experts believe the makers of a virus that attacked iran's nuclear centrifuges tw
of the united states. the levels of radioactive cesium were ten times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the california coast in previous years. >>> researchers have captured a stunning image of a newly created molecule. they are calling it olymposene. it got its name because its five-linked rings resemble the olympic symbol. >>> and travel & leisure has a new survey with the city with the best burgers. the number one city is providence, rhode island. philadelphia ranked second. chicago came in third. >>> now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed on friday at 12,454 after falling 74 points. the s&p lost 2. the nasdaq was down 1. taking a look at overseas trading. in tokyo, the nikkei gained 63 points while in hong kong, the hang seng rose 254. >>> after the long holiday weekend, europe's ongoing debt saga will take center stage once again. fears spain can't afford to bail out its largest real estate lender weighed on asian markets after sending spanish bonds to record highs monday. >>> the price of copper slipped on fears europe's debt crisis
of service in the united states senate ends in primary defeat for indiana's dick lugar. voters in north carolina approve a ban on gay marriage in their state. the question is what do these votes in swing state tell us about the state of the electorate and the future of the presidential election. >>> in a contorted political jed dye mine trip mitt romney said he deserves a lot of credit for the rebirth of michigan's automobile industry. the question is how does the man who was against the president's auto bailout figure that one? we'll let him explain. >>> a night in baseball you're likely to see only once in your lifetime as the rangers josh hamilton goes deep four times in a single game. the question is if you're the
the government, the united states ambassador to the u.n. warns that the u.s. and its allies my have to act outside the u.n. security council in the face of resistance from china and russia. the question is, what exactly did ambassador susan rice mean by taking actions outside the council? we'll have a live report. >>> new nbc numbers give mitt romney reason to smile this morning. he's running neck and neck in at least three battleground states, won in 2008 by barack obama. the question is can romney steal enough of those many, many swing states from the president to win the election? and rajon rondo goes nuts in the game two of the eastern conference finals. hanging 44 points on the heat.
farming. this farm in concord, north carolina, is one of only about a hundred in the united states. it helps young farmers and plays into a bigger goal. the u.s. department of agriculture says we need new farmers. the american farmer is getting old, an average age of almost 60. the usda has earmarked $18 million a year toward the goal of attracting 100,000 new farmers. >> we would like to put a big sign in rural america saying, open for business, we want you young people come our way. >> reporter: it's not lack of interest. young people just don't have the start-up money needed. the usda says the average income from a new farm in 2009 was minus $8,000. >> joe really is the future of farming. >> reporter: joe paid $240 a year to be part of this program and took an eight-week course to learn farming basics, like planting, but also how to run a farm as a business. >> have to turn this water back on here in a minute. >> reporter: the incubator farmers graduate to plots of land where they can practice the lessons of the classroom. >> where does somebody test the waters when you need a $
. >> the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> reporter: speaking to thousands gathered for the joplin high school graduation, president obama said it was the people of joplin who deserved applause. >> as i look out at this class and across the city, what's clear is that you're the source of inspiration today. >> reporter: it was shortly after the same graduation ceremony last year that an ef-5 strength tornado tore through joplin taking 161 lives and shredding nearly 10,000 homes and buildings. surveillance cameras captured joplin high school getting ripped apart. one year later the school is still a pile of rubble while students study at a converted department store nearby. >> we can choose to carry on, we can choose to make a difference in the world. >> reporter: with $2.8 billion in damage, joplin is the costliest single tornado in u.s. history. fourth generation resident jeanie george says her community will never be the same. but it's made her appreciate what she still has. >> i'm thankful for every day. i feel so blessed. every thing we've gone through has taught
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